I'm already laughing at the expected responses! Such as, "sell the SG, buy the P." I loathe admitting age related limitations! Just doing so makes them more real, and more difficult to "fight." However, the reality is diminished capacity in the fingers, elbows and so on... As much as I like and enjoy them, it is more difficult to stretch enough to play the Fenders anymore, and alternatives are required. Having said that, I do like Rickenbacker's smaller necks - and have had a few (wish I'd kept them all!). That seems to be just a 3/4" difference in scale length! But felt more comfortable to play (waiting on refin/restoration of my v63). The SG has a much shorter scale, but has a wide fingerboard, which negates some of the short scale reach advantage. And, the tone I'm looking for is less of the Mud-Bucker and more of the T-Bird punch. The T-Bird p'up is closer to the P bass than most of the Gibson predecessors, and although the p'ups in my SG bass are supposed to be T-birds, the mini humbucker isn't a TB, and I don't like it's sound very much. And the rather large looking pickup shell in the neck position, supposedly housing a T-Bird, doesn't sound much like a T-Bird p'up. I would like a more T-Bird or P sound from this bass. Hence, my quandary: How To Convert My SG Bass Into A Precision Bass. I'd settle for a good T-Bird sound to tho.